Psalm 86

Great Is Your Steadfast Love

A Prayer of David.

1 1Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am 2poor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am 3godly; save your servant, who 4trusts in you--you are my God.
3 5Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for 6to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and 7forgiving, 8abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 9Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.
7 In 10the day of my trouble I call upon you, 11for you answer me.
8 There is 12none like you among the gods, O Lord, 13nor are there any works like yours.
9 14All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.
10 For 15you are great and 16do wondrous things; 17you alone are God.
11 18Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may 19walk in your truth; 20unite my heart to fear your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
13 21For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have 22delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have 23risen up against me; a band of ruthless men seeks my life, and they do not set you before them.
15 But you, O Lord, are a God 24merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16 25Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to 26your servant, and save 27the son of your maidservant.
17 28Show me a sign of your 29favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.